October 14, 2011

blondie's favourite treat

Blondies are the vanilla counterpart to brownies. Both are rich, decadent and totally satisfying, but this recipe combines the best of both worlds with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and fresh homemade caramel sauce. 

Caramel Rocky Blondie Bars
(recipe yields ~25 squares) 
2 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup marshmallows
1/2 cup caramel sauce

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in pan over low heat. Pour into bowl and combine with brown sugar, mixing thoroughly. Add eggs and vanilla and continue mixing. Add flour, baking powder and salt to mixture until dough is consistent. Slowly add chocolate chips, marshmallows and caramel sauce, reserving a little bit of each for the top. Transfer dough into greased 10" x 10" pan (I use parchment paper instead of oil/butter) and spread as evenly as possible, dough will be thick. Place in oven and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from oven (be careful, the blondies might not be fully set) and add remaining chocolate chips, marshmallows and caramel to the top. Return to oven and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Do not overcook as blondies will further set while cooling. Let stand for 20 minutes or until blondies are completely cool before cutting. 

These would be perfect served with ice cream but I can barely handle how rich they are on their own. Try them for yourself!